Make it happen

The traditional world of finance is changing. If you’re ready to build the future, we have a Rise Academy to help you.

Find your Rise Academy

For every stage of your founder journey, we have an Academy for you.

Rise Ideation Academy

From idea to action

You have an idea, but do you have the makings of a promising fintech business? 

Rise Ideation Academy leads you through the steps required to validate your thinking, helping you identify and test your customer need so you can outline a clear business model. You’ll get the training, tools and resources needed to help you transform your idea and validate your proposition.


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Rise Start-Up Academy

From proposition to launch

You’ve tested your business idea and received positive signals from the market. Maybe you already have a customer. But this is just the start.

Rise Start-Up Academy equips you with skills and tools to help you get fit for market. Here you’ll think about your entire business and all its moving parts, learn to pitch for funding, grow your customer base, and launch with confidence.

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Rise Growth Academy

From founder to CEO

Your business has demonstrated real traction and it’s time to start scaling. You’re looking for support to transition from founder to CEO. 

Rise Growth Academy helps you develop a high-growth mindset, through access to the network, expertise and tools to lead your business into a future of sustainable growth.

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How it works

Learn flexibly

Learn flexibly

With 24/7 access to your curriculum, benefit from the structure of weekly modules and bite-sized videos to help you gain the skills and mindset that can help you succeed.
Learn by doing

Learn by doing

Through regular activities and live workshops, keep yourself accountable by applying, testing and building on what you’ve learned.
Learn as a community

Learn as a community

Build your network with like-minded individuals and growth experts to share your experiences, challenges and opportunities.

Fintech success stories

"As a young fintech, we faced many challenges: developing a solid foundation, building our network, and securing funding. This programme has been instrumental in helping us overcome obstacles, achieve our business goals, and take our business to the next level."

Ravi Ranjan

Founder | Voilo
"Bouncing ideas off other founders, the Barclays and Rise teams, and specialised mentors have been invaluable. The programme helped me grow personally and professionally. I have started transforming from founder to CEO."

Will Billingsley

CEO | ApTap
"The entire programme and all the events are very well curated. We have been provided with great resources and built very close relationships with other amazing founders in the cohort."

Yang Cheung

Co-founder | One Creation Corporation